Reference 2017-643

REF:            2017-643

Subject:        Absences taken off by nurses for mental health-related illness

 

Request:

Please can you provide the following information under the Freedom of Information Act.

This request concerns times taken off by nurses at your Trust due to mental health-related illnesses (such as stress, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc.).

By nurses I am referring to Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Staff.

  1. Please state the total number of calendar days (FTE) taken off by nurses due to mental health-related illnesses, in each of the following financial years:

 

  1. i) 2012/13
  2. ii) 2013/14
  3. iii) 2014/15
  1. iv) 2015/16
  2. v) 2016/17
  3. vi) 2017/18 to 31/09/17

 

  1. Please state the proportion of total sickness absences taken off by nurses which were due to mental health issues, in each of the following financial years:

 

vii) 2012/13

viii) 2013/14

 

  1. ix) 2014/15
  2. x) 2015/16
  3. xi) 2016/17

 

xii) 2017/18 to 31/09/17

 

  1. Please state the number of nurses who took long-term sick leave, defined as being on leave for 28 or more calendar days (i.e., 4 working weeks) due to mental health issues, in each of the following financial years:

 

xiii)              2012/13

xiv)              2013/14

  1. xv) 2014/15

xvi)              2015/16

xvii)            2016/17

xviii)          2017/18 to 31/09/17

 

 

Response:

Please find information attached.

2017-643 FOI request on absences taken off by nurses for mental health-related illness [109 kb] PDF